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Working on an iBook 1.42GHz PPC G4 14.1"

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10.4.11 seems to have reached the software update peak. Supposedly I can install 10.5.xxx but I can't find a copy of the OS anywhere. I am also tearing the thing apart to replace a fried superdrive and will be upgrading the HD and RAM as long as I have it open. Any helpful suggestions on all counts would be greatly appreciated.
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10.4.11 seems to have reached the software update peak. Supposedly I can install 10.5.xxx but I can't find a copy of the OS anywhere. I am also tearing the thing apart to replace a fried superdrive and will be upgrading the HD and RAM as long as I have it open. Any helpful suggestions on all counts would be greatly appreciated.

I'm not sure Leopard can run on an iBook with PowerPC processor.
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Yep, Leopard as a specimen of Mac OS X, which is for sure different from Ubuntu in some ways, will run quite smoothly on PPC 1.42. It's proven to work on 0.867.
Umm... It's not obvious where exactly you can find the disk of X.5 now.... Try eBay.
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10.4.11 seems to have reached the software update peak. Supposedly I can install 10.5.xxx but I can't find a copy of the OS anywhere. I am also tearing the thing apart to replace a fried superdrive and will be upgrading the HD and RAM as long as I have it open. Any helpful suggestions on all counts would be greatly appreciated.

Before I sold my iBook (same specs as yours) on eBay, I did install Leopard, and it worked just fine. I would max out the RAM though.

As far as parts go, Otherworld Computing is my source of choice.
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